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Wednesday, April 5, 2023


About the Book

Book: The Neighbor Renovation

Author: Grace Worthington

Genre: Sweet Romantic Comedy

Release date: March 30, 2023

My perfect summer just got ruined by a brunette in a tool belt.

This was my summer to get away from it all. Live like a hermit. Fix up my family’s vacation home.

Until Ella arrived.

My infuriating neighbor has returned for beach season.

Ever since our families bought summer homes next to each other, that was the beginning of our neighbor war.

Now I have to see her every. single. day.

When I let it slip that I’m making a few home improvements, she jumps at the chance to help. She’s an interior designer who needs work. I’m a man who loathes shopping. Any mention of the words color palette makes me want to break out in hives.

We’re the dynamic duo for this fixer upper.

There’s only one problem: the more time we spend together, the more attracted I am to her. Now our on-the-job flirting is veering into dangerous territory.

Because if there’s one thing I know, Ella and I are not meant to be together.

I’m emotionally unavailable. She’s sworn off relationships. And our families hate each other.

I know my future is at stake. But I can’t seem to tear myself away from this project…or her.

So I tell myself:

I most definitely will not fall for my neighbor. 

But you know what they say about promises you can’t keep? Don’t make them.

Like most home projects, I’m learning that nothing ever goes according to plan.

Especially when it comes to love


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About the Author

Grace Worthington is the author of sweet romance and sweet romcom novels. She loves quaint small towns and the beach is her happy place, which is why you’ll find both in her books. She’s obsessed with chocolate, romcom movies from the 80’s & 90’s, and goldendoodles. Get a free book sweet romcom at

More from Grace

I love home renovation shows, because they make it look so easy to magically turn your home into something amazing in only a half-hour. (If only that worked in real life.)


But what if two people who were enemies worked on renovating a home together? Would they survive the renovation? Could it even bring them together?


I love all the tropes, but enemies to lovers is one of the most satisfying for me, especially in romantic comedy. The huge payoff is seeing two very opposite people come together quite magically. In the end, I’m always rooting for the couple who overcomes the odds.


It’s also been my experience that no matter how much you prepare for a home project, it never goes according to plan. This sets the stage for lots of hilarious scenarios as things go wrong and the couple learns to navigate these unexpected detours together.


But in The Neighbor Renovation, it’s not just about the physical home. There is a deeper metaphor of what happens in their lives as they learn to overcome past wounds and take a chance on love. Just like the home renovation shows, the renovation that happens in their hearts is almost miraculous.


So if you like HGTV, sweet romantic comedies,  grumpy sunshine couples, and second chance love stories, then you’re going to enjoy The Neighbor Renovation: A sweet romantic comedy.


–Grace Worthington


What a fun story this has been to read. It is a mixture of home remodeling, a feud between two families and healing  from the past. I loved how the author delivers a story filled with laughs along with a great lesson in accepting your past. It illustrates how we need to overcome our hurt and allow healing to begin. 

I loved both Ella and Grant. They each have a reason not to be around each other but somehow they find a way to overcome the fight between their families. I laughed at what the feud was over and could tell it all had to do with pride. With these two people finding a way to work together maybe they can break down the walls between families and allow forgiveness to happen. 

It was exciting to read how Ella was chosen to be on a show that could help her get her own name known as an interior decorator. The laughs start as Grant  agrees for Ella to redo his  Granny’s place. It is quite outdated and sure needs help and a lot of it. I don’t know about you, but I love going to Target. They have so many great products to look at for home decorating. Poor Grant has no idea what he is in for once he walks in the store with Ella. She is bursting with ideas and pink may be in his future.

There is also an emotional side to the store which captivated my heart. Grant is broken from losing his fiancé and isn’t interested in letting anyone else get close to him. Ella is not confident  in herself and allows her aunt to belittle her. We get to see how they each realize they need to allow theirselves to grief and open their hearts to a new chapter in their lives.

The ending is wonderful and wraps up the story in a nice way. Finding love when you aren’t looking for it is exciting and these two will begin to see how much they belong together. I love happy endings and especially when there is a lesson for all of us. Never give up, believe in yourself and it’s never too late to forgive.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit.The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 5

Texas Book-aholic, April 6

She Lives To Read, April 7

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 8

A Reader’s Brain, April 9 (Author Interview)

Christina’s Corner, April 9

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 10

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, April 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 12

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 13

Cover Lover Book Review, April 14

For Him and My Family, April 15

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 16

Pause for Tales, April 17

Book Looks by Lisa, April 17

Holly’s Book Corner, April 18


To celebrate her tour, Grace is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. This sounds like an entertaining and inspirational romance story.

  3. thank you for the excellent review

  4. Thank You for The review.

  5. Deana, Thank you for sharing your excellent review! The Neighbor Renovation sounds like a fun read.